Mixed Irish lace/Battenberg lace shawl, c.1900
The shawl is fashioned from hand-assembled Battenberg lace with inserts of Irish crochet lace. The linen fibers in the lace have a natural stiffness ideal for holding the shape. Battenberg lace garments convey a sense of style, distinction, and natural refinement.
Irish crochet lace and Battenberg tape lace both have enduring romantic appeal. The bold floral compositions can be viewed from a distance. The ivory shawl closes at the neckline with a hook.
An antique fashion accessory, like this lovely shawl, is the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to a basic dress. The unsurpassed beauty of fine antique textiles makes them eagerly sought collectibles. You will find nothing comparable in a modern copy.
The condition is excellent. It is clean and ready to wear.
It measures: 10" center-back length, 33" center-front length. Each front panel is 8" wide.